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Russell Shepard

26-Year-Old Wide Receiver – Carolina Panthers

2016 Receiving Stats

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23

Yds

341

TD

2

Avg

14.8

Tar

40

2017 Receiving Projections

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2017 Fantasy Football Outlook

Mostly a special teams contributor through his first three seasons as a pro, Shepard took advantage of a banged-up Buccaneers supporting cast to finish with career highs in catches (23), targets (40),...

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HT: 6' 1"   WT: 195   DOB: 9/17/1990  College: LSU  Show ContractHide Contract

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Russell Shepard Contract Information:

Signed a three-year contract with the Panthers in March of 2017.

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Shepard consistently got open and caught the ball from his slot position during offseason practices, Joe Person of The Charlotte Observer reports.

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Russell Shepard NFL Stats
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  Receiving Rec Distance Big Rec Games Rushing Kick Ret Punt Ret Fumbles
Year Age Team G Rec Yards TD Tar Avg YPT 20+ 40+ 100+ 150+ 200+ Att Yards Avg TD Yds TD Yds TD Tot Lost
2009 18 CFB 10 5 34 0 6.8 - - - - - - 45 277 - 2 - - - - - -
2010 19 CFB 13 33 254 1 7.7 - - - - - - 32 226 - 2 - - - - - -
2011 20 CFB 10 14 190 4 13.6 - - - - - - 7 52 - 0 - - - - - -
2012 21 CFB 10 6 92 0 15.3 - - - - - - 20 161 - 1 - - - - - -
2013 22 TB 14 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 23 TB 16 4 63 0 8 15.8 7.9 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 24 TB 13 3 28 1 9 9.3 3.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 25 TB 14 23 341 2 40 14.8 8.5 5 0 0 0 0 1 9 9.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 Proj 26 CAR Subscribe now to see our 2017 projections for Russell Shepard

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Russell Shepard Fantasy/Red Zone Stats
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  Fantasy Points Per Game Receiving Stats Red Zone Targets Rushing Stats Red Zone Runs
Year Age Team G Standard PPR 0.5 PPR Rec/G Yds/G In20 In10 In5 Att/G Yds/G In20 In10 In5
2009 18 CFB 10 4.3 4.8 4.6 1 3 - - - 5 28 - - -
2010 19 CFB 13 5.1 7.6 6.3 3 20 - - - 2 17 - - -
2011 20 CFB 10 4.8 6.2 5.5 1 19 - - - 1 5 - - -
2012 21 CFB 10 3.1 3.7 3.4 1 9 - - - 2 16 - - -
2013 22 TB 14 0.0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 23 TB 16 0.4 0.6 0.5 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 24 TB 13 0.7 0.9 0.8 0 2 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
2016 25 TB 14 3.4 5.0 4.2 2 24 7 3 1 0 1 0 0 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Russell Shepard – Playing Time Overview

Snap Count Stats

434

Offensive Snaps in 2016

Russell Shepard was on the field for 434 of his team's snaps on offense in 2016.

154

Special Teams Snaps in 2016

Russell Shepard was on the field for 154 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2016.

Year Off ST
2014 154 283
2015 209 223
2016 434 154
Russell Shepard 2016 Game Log
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  Snap Count Receiving Rec Distance Rushing Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret Red Zone Targets Red Zone Runs
Week Opp Off ST Rec Yards TD Tar Avg 20+ 40+ Att Yards Avg TD Tot Lost Yds TD Yds TD In20 In10 In5 In20 In10 In5
1 @Atl 6 19 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 1 9 9.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 @Ari 14 19 2 16 0 2 8.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 LA 11 19 1 6 0 2 6.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
4 Den 8 21 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 @Car 14 14 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 BYE Bye Week
7 @SF 27 17 5 77 1 6 15.4 2 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
8 Oak 26 15 2 24 1 3 12.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
9 Atl
10 Chi
11 @KC 34 12 3 54 0 4 18.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 Sea 32 14 2 23 0 3 11.5 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 @SD 50 2 1 15 0 2 15.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0
14 NO 44 0 1 17 0 3 17.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
15 @Dal 58 0 1 19 0 3 19.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 @NO 52 1 3 61 0 5 20.3 2 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 Car 58 1 2 29 0 7 14.5 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Russell Shepard  (View College Stats & News)
As Compared To Other Wide Receivers
Height:   6' 1"
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Weight:   195 lbs
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Russell Shepard: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

The Panthers and Shepard agreed to terms of a three-year contract Friday, Max Henson of the team's official site reports.

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Shepard is also drawing interest from six teams besides the Bucs, who are interested in bringing him back, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.

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Shepard hauled in 23 of 40 targets for 341 yards and two touchdowns over 14 games during the 2016 season. He also rushed once for nine yards.

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Shepard hauled in two of seven targets for 29 yards in Sunday's 17-16 win over the Panthers.

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Shepard gathered in three of five targets for 61 yards in Saturday's 31-24 loss to the Saints.

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Shepard hauled in his only target for 19 yards in Sunday's 26-20 loss to the Cowboys.

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Shepard hauled in one of three targets for 17 yards in Sunday's 16-11 win over the Saints.

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Shepard secured one of two targets for 15 yards in Sunday's 28-21 win over the Chargers.

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Shepard notched two of three targets for 23 yards in Sunday's 14-5 win over the Seahawks.

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Shepard (hip) grabbed three of four targets for 54 yards in Sunday's 19-17 win over the Chiefs.

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Shepard (hip) is active for Sunday's Week 11 tilt versus the Chiefs.

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Shepard (hip) is questionable for Sunday's contest in Kansas City.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

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2016

Shepard was primarily a receiver in name only in 2015, securing only three of 10 targets for 28 yards, along with one touchdown. His primary value was once again realized on special teams, where he tallied 223 snaps and recorded 10 tackles. The wide receiver depth chart is replete with candidates behind starters Mike Evans and Vincent Jackson, including more accomplished pass-catchers Louis Murphy and Adam Humphries. Therefore, Shephard's most likely path to a roster spot in 2016 appears to once again go through special teams, as he would likely be hard-pressed to get many opportunities from scrimmage.

2015

The former LSU standout had an excellent season on special teams in 2014, and should return to the role this year. Shepard played quarterback in high school and spent time at running back and receiver in college, but it hasnít translated to a prominent role in the pros. While the third-year wideout played 154 offensive snaps in 2014, he collected just four passes on eight targets for 63 yards. He continues to work at learning the nuances of being a receiver, and his versatility is an asset, but his future likely remains tied to his value on special teams.

2014

Will aim to reprise his special teams role in 2014 with the Bucs if he can make the cut.

2013

Shepard is a former blue chip recruit who never panned out at LSU. He arrived as a quarterback but bounced between receiver and running specialist roles, never firmly defining himself as any one position, and excelling at none. He has good size (6-foot-1, 200 pounds) and a good amount of experience as a runner, so Shepard's versatility could earn him a roster spot.